Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Germany: Iranian spies' targeted in German police raids

(Berlin) German authorities on Tuesday conducted searches of homes and businesses belonging to 10 suspected Iranian spies. The Federal Prosecutors Office ordered the searches after receiving a tip from Germany's domestic intelligence agency. The suspects are believed to are suspected of spying on Israeli and/or Jewish targets on behalf of the al-Quds Brigade, the external operations arm of the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC).

No arrests were made during the raids, which were carried out in Baden-W├╝rttemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and Berlin. Funny enough earlier this month, Germany summoned Iran's ambassador in Berlin after a 31-year-old Pakistani student was convicted of spying for Iran on Social Democratic Party (SPD) politician Reinhold Robbe who was the former head of the German-Israel Friendship Society.

In 2012 an Iranian hit team was despatched to the east of Asia , in which to attack Jews resulting in 4 arrests after the families of Israeli diplomats were targeted.